10.01.17 - Small Group Discussion

Hacked - God is Watching

Main Point: God isn’t just a spectator; He’s a participant.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • What product do you refuse to buy anything other than name brand?
     
  • Share a time you were tricked by something that was only almost-real (a food, a false friend, etc.).
     
  • Is it important to be open to exploring your faith? Why or why not?
     
  • Where or when have you seen or experienced hacked Christianity?

Read: First Claim of Modernistic Therapeutic Deism: A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth (as opposed to Him being engaged with us).

  • What are some of the benefits to thinking that God just watches, instead of engages?
     
  • Is just watching how God operates? Why or why not?
     
  • In what ways does how we live reflect whether we believe God just watches or engages with us? 

Read: Acts .17:24-28.

  • How does this passage support that God is engaging, and not just watching?
     
  • What damage has been done by this false view that God just watches?
     
  • How can you focus on seeing moments of God engaging with you with week?
     
  • How can you help others see that God engages, as opposed to just watches?

Prayer: Pray that you will treat God with the proper respect He deserves; He wants a relationship with you.

Posted on October 1, 2017 .